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Use seeded ranges in your managementAuthor(s): Pat O. Currie
Source: Journal of Range Management. 22(6): 432-434.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionSeeded ranges in conjunction with native range can effectively increase productivity and income from ponderosa pine ranges of Colorado. Average weight of weaned calves was 33 lb higher, and gross income per calf $8.95 larger from combined use of seeded and native range than from native range alone. Cows received better nutrition on seeded ranges, which may increase their lifelong production. Similar benefits can be expected by grazing yearlings. Seeding requires an initial investment of about $8.50 per acre which can be repaid within 3 years as a result of increased grazing capacity. Several grasses are recommended for seeding on the basis of their proven performance to meet specific forage needs.
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CitationCurrie, Pat O. 1969. Use seeded ranges in your management. Journal of Range Management. 22(6): 432-434.
Keywordsrange management, ponderosa pine ranges, cattle, grazing
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